By default, FS-UAE creates a number of directories in Documents/FS-UAE to store the files used by FS-UAE: CD-ROMs, Configurations, Controllers, Flash Memory, Floppies, Floppy Overlays, Hard Drives, Kickstarts, Logs, Save States.
In addition, if you use FS-UAE Launcher, it will create a directory of its own: Documents/FS-UAE/Launcher. The following directories can be used by FS-UAE and/or the Launcher if found in Documents/FS-UAE: Covers, Screenshots, Titles, Themes.
See “Specifying Paths in Configuration Files” in Configuration Files instead if you are looking for information about the different ways of referring to directories and files in FS-UAE.
By default, FS-UAE creates its directories under
Documents/FS-UAE. For Linux users: If your Documents directory is not configured according to the XDG user dir spec,
~/FS-UAE will be used as a fallback.
You can override this by putting the path to the desired base directory in a special config file. The config file will be read by both FS-UAE and FS-UAE Launcher if it exists:
- OS X:
Alternatively, you can starting FS-UAE and/or FS-UAE Launcher with
The following directories are created as default locations to hold your Amiga media:
- Hard Drives
You do not have to store your Amiga files here, but when media are located in one of these directories (or a sub-directory), you can refer to contained files without using full paths. For example a floppy image file called Lotus2.adf stored in the Floppies directory can be inserted into the first floppy drive with this option:
floppy_drive_0 = Lotus2.adf
If the file is located outside the Floppies directory, you must instead use an absolute path or one of the other ways to specify paths.
Covers, Screenshots and Titles for FS-UAE Launcher
See the FS-UAE Launcher page for information about the structure of the following directories:
- Covers (front covers of game boxes)
- Titles (Screenshot of the game title screen)
The WHDLoad directory has a special purpose when the WHDLoad feature of FS-UAE Launcher is used. This is explained further in the WHDLoad feature documentation.
Note: This directory is no longer used with recent development versions (2.1.16+). FS-UAE Launcher automatically assembles the WHDLoad directory by itself.